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MyMayu Muddy Munchkins Boots vs. Explorer Boots

We've been getting a lot of emails from people these days wondering about the difference between our line of Muddy Munchkins Boots and our Explorer Boots. This is totally understandable, since photos on a screen don't always translate into real life experience!

We strive to provide the best customer service and experience with our products, so we thought we'd dedicate a special post about some of the differences and what they mean when using our boots in common outdoor play situations. 

In a nutshell, the main difference is that the sewing seams on the shaft (upper) of the Explorer Boots have seam-sealing tape or glue whereas the Muddy Munchkins boots do not. To find out more, read on! 

Muddy Munchkins Boots 

  • Made in Toddler sizes 1/2 and 3/4, which are uncommon sizes in outdoor boots for kids- OUR BOOTS HAVE A REAL SOLE!
  • Constructed of Waterproof Materials
  • Four-season suited when layered up or down with Muddy Munchkins fleece Liners
  • Upper made of durable, 100% waterproof, breathable coated nylon or 100% recycled polyester with waterproof coating 
  • Flexible, lightweight, TPR rubber sole that is very grippy due to the type of rubber and the flexibility
  • Dual toggle system: enclosed elastic at top with toggle to prevent water ingress and enclosed elastic with toggle closure at ankle for a customizable fit
  • Designed to fit just below the knee for maximum coverage
  • Quick drying- wipe dry with a cloth when done playing
  • Collapsible - folds up easily to fit in your bag or pocket
  • BPA free 
  • Ultra-lightweight for developing feet
  • Brush clean when dry or hand wash- do not put in dryer!
  • Made in North America
  • Vegan
  • Zero drop
 

MyMayu Muddy Munchkins Boots are made from waterproof materials and thus dirt and water sheet off them when your child is playing outside. However, the sewing seams of the upper are not sealed and thus extended play in wet conditions or deep puddles will probably result in some water/moisture seepage through the sewing seems. We have done extensive testing with our current line of boots and have found that feet stay mostly dry in damp conditions and light rain unless there's been some serious puddle stomping.  We have also had several independent bloggers test them and provide their feedback on the performance of the boots and liners and they have found that the boots and liners perform in accordance with what we have observed with our own testers. You can read a recent review from a Calgary AB mom here. You can read all of them and more on our Media Buzz page here

BUT WAIT!!!

Why save the boots for just the rain?  MyMayu Muddy Munchkins boots are an excellent all-around outdoor play boot suitable for park play, light rain, hiking, camping and general outdoor exploration. Because of the lightweight and flexible nature of the sole, little kids are able to move unencumbered. They move differently than they do when they are wearing heavy, clunky boots and heavy runners that don't hug the ankle or leg and fall off when climbing trees.  The upper part of our boots extends up to the knee and cinches snugly, providing more coverage of the lower leg and preventing dirt, sand and water from getting into the boots from the top. Because they collapse, they take up almost no space when stored for later use. For us (and happily, for many customers) all of these features outweigh a bit of water coming through unsealed seams in some instances. Aren't you tired of pouring sand out of shoes and boots after a trip to the park?

MyMayu Muddy Munchkins boots are a great alternative to runners/sneakers at the playground, winter boots in winter and rubber boots in the spring! For us, one for three is a great deal and an awesome space saver.


Explorer Boots- Sizes Toddler 3/4 to Youth 2

  • Constructed of Waterproof Materials
  • Seam sealing tape/glue help seal the sewing seams 
  • Four-season suited when layered up or down with Helios fleece Liners
  • Upper made of 3-layer,  durable, 100% waterproof, breathable polyester with nylon tricot lining
  • Flexible, lightweight, TPR rubber sole
  • Dual toggle system: enclosed elastic at top with toggle to prevent water ingress and enclosed elastic with toggle closure at ankle for a customizable fit
  • Designed to fit just below the knee for maximum coverage
  • Quick drying- wipe dry with a cloth when done playing
  • Collapsible - folds up easily to fit in your bag or pocket
  • BPA free 
  • Ultra-lightweight for developing feet
  • Brush clean when dry or hand wash- do not put in dryer
  • Made in North America
  • Vegan
  • Zero drop

 

Our patented Explorer boots are indeed awesome! With all of the features of our Muddy Munchkins boots, they can replace runners/sneakers, rubber boots and snow boots (when worn with the Helios fleece liners and/or a good wool sock). The added feature? Tape and glue have been applied to the seams for added "waterproofness". 

**Please note that our boots are hand-made and while the sewing seams of the boot upper are sealed, over time some drops of water may seep through depending on use. To minimize this, rejuvenate the seal and waterproof aspect of the textile, treat Explorer boots as you would any other waterproof hiking boots or rain jacket and spray them with a waterproof spray such as our MyMayu Waterproof Spray!

We hope that helps answer all of your questions, but hey, maybe not! We love hearing from our fans and customers, so you can reach us any time by emailing service@mymayu.com!

HAPPY EXPLORING!


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